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“Glory Lies In the Attempt to Reach One’s Goal” #Gandhi

When I first told my mom that I wanted to start a business with PittMoss®, twenty some years ago, her response altered my earnest belief that anyone could do anything if they set their heart and mind to it. She … Continue reading

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Reports of the Death of the American Dream are Greatly Exaggerated!

I challenge you to search the phrase ‘The American Dream is Dead’ on any search engine. You will find a mind numbing 34 million results on Google alone. The links include articles, pictures, cartoons, extremist political rants, and all sorts … Continue reading

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The Best Year of My Life

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day…. You … Continue reading

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Lessons in Persistence, Doggedness & Fighting Dirty from the Bear Pit

The mills and factories of the “Workshop of the World” where I grow up near Gary, Indiana were rusting away and shuttering by the time of my high school graduation. I enlisted in the army to make my escape from … Continue reading

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One Innovator’s Dilemma!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Multitudes of Angels in the Outfield

Mark Cuban recently participated in a panel discussion regarding the state of business innovation and investment. With my start-up in full swing, I’ve been spending a lot of time with business development types and prospective investors so hearing what he … Continue reading

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Will a “Net Carbon Pollution” redline finally offer global #peatlands some respect and protection?

Listening to President Obama speak about climate change Tuesday I was encouraged to hear him bring up the concept of “net carbon pollution” in regard to evaluating the fate of the Keystone Pipeline. I’m neither for nor against that project … Continue reading

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